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Dec 10, 2013 07:18 PM

Bottled hard cider from Normandy?

I am on the lookout for some of the fabulous hard ciders I enjoyed from Normandy this year for purchase in the Bay Area.
I have tried the usual suspects--Whole Foods, Jug Shop--and enjoyed their limited offerings, but I want to try some others.
Does anyone recall seeing any Normandy cider on the shelves recently?
First choice would be to find a place in the northwest quadrant of SF, but I am open to travelling a bit if necessary.
Thank you.

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  1. I just had a great bottle that I got from the Berkeley Bowl.

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    1. Arlequin carries Bordelet, that's the best I've had. You could ask the importer where else to find it:

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        1. re: wally

          I appreciate suggestions from you both. Thanks.

      1. There are several bottled ciders from Normandy available to drink at Upcider on Polk St. Upcider is a great bar and I love it for introducing me to many new ciders, but prices are typically in the range of 2x+ retail.

        Healthy Spirits on Castro St. at 15th also has a small selection from time to time. I have bought both the pear and apple versions of La Pere Jules cider there. You might want to call ahead and see if they have any available this week.

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        1. re: tripit

          The cider list at UpCider is remarkable. That would be a good place to taste a bunch of ciders and find those you want to track down retail.

        2. Since you are in the northwest part of SF it would be worth a call to Blackwell's (on Geary around 20th ave) to see if they have anything.